Branksome Chine Beach is a popular wide sandy beach and another of Poole’s Blue Flag beaches.
The beach is patrolled by lifeguards from May to September and they also operate a lost children’s patrol during this period.
Beach wheelchairs are available to hire free of charge though 24 hours notice must be given to the beach office. Please call 01202 708181 to arrange.
There are plenty of facilities available at this beach including toilets, a shop and a popular restaurant and terrace bar.
Enjoying beautiful views of the Isle of Wight and Ballard Downs, the beach is a perfect place to chill out and relax.
Traditional beach huts are available to hire along the beach and are an excellent way to escape the summer sun. These beach huts are available to hire by the day or by the week from Poole council, although some are available directly from the beach hut tenants. To book a beach hut in Poole you can do so online via the Borough of Poole’s website
There are 2 car parks at the beach and some on-road parking though this is limited.
Dogs are welcome however they are not allowed on the main beach from 1st May to 30th September.
Barbeques are permitted, without permission, after 6pm for groups of up to 12 people. BBQ’s and all rubbish should be cleared away by 11.00pm. Please choose your spot carefully and ensure that you dispose of your remains sensibly. For parties greater than 12 people permission must first be sought from Poole Council 7 days in advance.
Branksome Chine Beach Services & Amenities
Lifeguards May to Sept, 10.00am – 6.00pm
Drinking water points
Dog friendly (October to April only)
Beach car park (Pay and Display) – Sat nav postcode: BH13 6LP